Understanding the causes of hair loss· how to keep your hair strong and healthy!
Ηair sheds as part of its natural cycle, which means that a certain amount of hair loss is considered normal in both males and females. On average, a person loses up to 100 hairs a day, while new hair starts to grow in the same follicles. Hair loss occurs when follicles stop producing new hair or when an excessive amount falls out abruptly. So, why is this happening? Which are the main causes of hair loss?
Common causes of hair loss
Some of the most common causes are:
Heredity: Hereditary hair loss is one of the most common causes since genes and hormones set the stage for potential hair loss. When a man suffers from hereditary hair loss, the first sign is often a receding hairline or bald spot at the top of his head. For women, the first noticeable sign is usually overall thinning or a widening part.
Certain diseases or medications: A possible side effect of some medications is hair loss; however, it usually subsides once the medication is stopped. Furthermore, hair loss is a common consequence of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Hormonal imbalances: Hormones play a significant role in regulating almost every function of the human body, including hair growth. Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism can cause hormonal imbalance. In addition, especially in women, major hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, lactation, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome as well as menopause, may be responsible for the onset of hair loss.
Chronic or severe stress: Stress causes disturbances in stress-related hormones, especially increasing the levels of cortisol. Cortisol affects hair follicles, interrupting the life cycle of hair. Significant emotional stressors may cause temporary hair loss, but once stress is brought under control, normal hair growth is usually restored.
Diet and poor nutrition: Poor diet or a depleting diet intensifies the problem of hair loss. Lack of certain proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, trace elements and minerals -especially for an extended period- can lead to diffuse alopecia. Fortunately, this condition is generally reversible and adopting healthier, less restrictive eating habits will enable your hair to grow back.
Bad hair care: Similar to our bodies, our hair also requires care. Unwise use of styling products and chemical formulations (e.g., dye, perming) can lead to severe hair loss.
Anti-hair loss care for strong and healthy hair
Proper hair care is of vital importance, therefore, choose MACROVITAShampoo Against Hair Losswith red grape & ginger for tonification and strengthening. Its multifunctional active ingredients nourish and revitalize hair from roots to ends, improving its density and increasing its growth rate. At the same time, they strengthen hair follicles, while stimulating and improving scalp microcirculation.
For better results, combine it with MACROVITA Hair Growth Lotion with red grape & ginger for complete anti-hair loss treatment. Affects all scalp layers to treat hair loss, of any etiology. Imposing a strong action on hair stem cells, it activates their life cycle, resulting in their noticeable loss reduction, also increasing their growth rate and density, as well as visibly improving their health and appearance.
If you prefer a natural and easy to make DIY anti-hair loss oil, follow the recipe below:
Mix 2 tablespoons of MACROVITA Laurel Oil with 1 tablespoon of MACROVITA Castor Oil and 1 tablespoon of MACROVITA Hemp Oil. Apply a sufficient amount to the roots, massaging the scalp to stimulate hair follicles. Leave on for at least 45’ before shampooing. If possible, wrap your hair in a towel and leave the oil to work overnight. The beneficial properties of both laurel and hemp oil will penetrate the scales, strengthening hair follicles while also activating their renewal mechanisms, thus preventing hair loss. On the other hand, castor oil will moisturize, nourish and strengthen your hair!